Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tropical Storm Maliksi Update #4 (FINAL)

Former Tropical Storm Marce has now fully transitioned into an extra-tropical cyclone as it moves across the Northern Pacific. The system was last located approximately 600km northeast of Tokyo. Maximum winds are around 80 to 100kph. The cyclone is currently moving north northeastward at 55kph.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest infra-red image shows Maliksi fully transitioning into an extra-tropical cyclone. The low-level center has decoupled and is difficult to pinpoint its location. Baroclinic leaf and frontal features are also becoming more defined.

Maliksi is staying well east of Japan and isn't really impacting the country directly. However, occasional rain showers may impact Hokkaido in the next few hours. Furthermore, the threat of high waves may continue especially along the coast of Hokkaido and the eastern coast of Tohoku Region.

The extra-tropical cyclone will continue moving to the northeast away from Japan. Both the JMA and the JTWC have given their final warnings for this system. Likewise, this will be our final update on Maliksi. We'll have our complete update on Tropical Storm Gaemi (Bagyong Marce) later today.
Issued (0730 UTC) 330pm PhT 100412

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